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Water Myths and Reality in California

It has been said that all politics in California is ultimately about water. With almost everyone in the state, from farmers to fishermen to urbanites who want clean drinking water, having a stake in the issue, opinions and allegations about California’s water supply abound. Depending on your point of view, villains range from big ag to thirsty cities to tiny fish.

Now the Public Policy Institute of California in collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences have released a new report, “Myths of California Water — Implications and Reality.” Accompanying the report is this elegant web site, which runs through issues such as subsidized agriculture, the Peripheral Canal, the Endangered Species Act and water use by Southern California cities, presenting facts to address the arguments.

More: http://watershed.ucdavis.edu/myths/index.html

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